Presidential Presentations

Challenging the Class of 2011
Remarks at the 2011 Commencement Ceremony of Fairleigh Dickinson University, May 17, 2011

At the Launch of the U.N. Academic Impact
President Adams responds to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the opening ceremony for the U.N. Academic Impact, November 18, 2010

Earning Special Status with ECOSOC
Welcome to annual alumni awards ceremony and update on faculty appointments to NGO committees, October 8, 2010.

Governor Christie and President Adams on the Future of NJ Higher Education
Excerpt from a roundtable discussion with Christie and four NJ college presidents (first broadcast July 10, 2010)

Celebrating Two Decades of Educating Entrepreneurs
Opening Remarks for the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship's 20th anniversary celebration, April 27, 2010

Keeping Pace with the Global Generation
Identifying the major trends facing the next generation and defining the skill-sets graduates will need in this changing world, March 29, 2010

Welcome to Fairleigh Dickinson University
An introduction to FDU from President J. Michael Adams, November 19, 2009

Reflection and Renewal: Two Decades of FDU
Convocation address, September 23, 2009

Education as the Path to Peace
Delivered at the student observance of the International Day of Peace, held at the United Nations, September 18, 2009

Welcome for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
Introduction of UN Secretary General and presentation of honorary degree, September 10, 2008

Dedication of Gildart/Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
Honoring alumnus Greg Olsen and the professors who inspired him, May 3, 2006

“We Aspire to a New Mission”
On the occasion of his inauguration as FDU's sixth president, September 27, 2000

J. Michael Adams took office as president of FDU in 1999, and passed away in June, 2012.